I posted I had upgraded to 11.04. I had to do a upgrade manager upgrade as the live usb never did work
I now have two lap tops with 11.04 on them. One is a gateway M7315u about 3 years old and an Acer aspire 5532 about a 1 year old.
Under 10.04 and 10.10 I never could get my scanner Epson all in one NX515 to work. Printer worked good.
Using the default installation I used simple scan. It scanned just fine.
I had to change default *.pdf to jpg to make the saved file openable.
pdf kept giving an error. But at least it works.
I might finally be able to get rid of the 3rd laptop with windows on it. Used it as backup and for scanning.

Thanks to those that helped in a couple threads recently!